Field Trips: Minnesota History Center

Thank you for your interest. In response to ongoing concerns over health and safety practices, MNHS museums and historic sites will not host any field trips until further notice.

We continue to monitor the situation and look forward to welcoming schoolchildren back when it is safe to do so. To reserve a tentative field trip for calendar year 2021, please fill out the online request form.

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Minnesota History Center.

History comes to life through interactive exhibits and specialized lessons for your students. The History Center offers a full menu of programs designed to meet your grade level’s needs.

Field trips to the History Center give your students access to all of our interactive exhibits, including Then Now Wow, Minnesota's Greatest Generation, and Weather Permitting. In addition, you may choose to add a classroom lesson and/or Play the Past.

The Grainland exhibit is temporarily closed during COVID-19 concerns because we do not have the capacity to completely sanitize the exhibit's play structure to the standard and frequency being recommended by the CDC.

1. Choose your options

Standard museum field trip

Explore the lively, interactive exhibits at the History Center.

Enhance your field trip

  • Museum lesson

2. Schedule your experience

Detailed information to help plan and schedule your visit.

3. Prepare for your day

Tips to prepare yourself, your students, and your chaperones for your field trip.

Minnesota History Center

345 West Kellogg Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55102
View on map | Bus directions and parking

Cost

  • $6 per student Museum Visit
  • $60-$100 minimum group fee (depending on program)
  • Teachers and staff FREE!
  • One free adult per five students. Additional chaperones invoiced at student rate.

Education packages

Add the following for $2 each per student per activity

  • Museum lesson

Details

Check out the current exhibits